Metropolitan Opera Glass Ornament

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Metropolitan Opera Glass Ornament

Made exclusively for the Met, this colorful, oval shaped glass ornament depicts a view of the iconic travertine five-arched facade by architect Wallace K. Harrison and the world famous Lincoln Center fountain.

Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera moved to its current location in 1966, where hundreds of historically important productions and performers have been featured.  

Some of the most important architectural elements of the opera house include two enormous murals by the renowned, 20th century artist, Marc Chagall, a cantilevered lobby staircase and 11 crystal starburst or "Sputnik" chandeliers, created by Hans Rath and given as a gift by the Austrian government.

Also of interest in the Founders Hall on the lower level are numerous portraits of great Met artists, while fascinating costumes and memorabilia are displayed throughout the lobby.
An excellent memento of one's visit to the Met.

Proceeds from the sale of this ornament support the Metropolitan Opera.

  • Beveled glass
  • Digital photo
  • Cord for hanging included
  • Photo by Jonathan Tichler
  • Made in USA
  • A Met Opera Exclusive


About The Metropolitan Opera

Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera moved to its Lincoln Center home in 1966.  

The opera house was designed by Wallace K. Harrison. Five distinctive arches clad in white travertine form the entrance. The lobby is dominated by a cantilevered stairway, two murals by Marc Chagall, and 11 crystal chandeliers resembling constellations or starbursts.

The two paintings by Marc Chagall decorate the front lobby. On the south wall is “The Triumph of Music,” on the north wall is “The Sources of Music.” There are also statues by Aristide Maillol and Wilhelm Lehmbruck.

The crystal chandeliers in both the lobby and auditorium were conceived by Tad Leski of Harrison & Abramovitz and the design developed and fabricated by Hans Harald Rath of J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna.

Numerous portraits of great Met artists of the past are on display in Founders Hall, on the lower level of the lobby, and costume and memorabilia displays can be found in several locations in the lobby.

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